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9 killed, 54 wounded. A third of the victims were 17 or younger


From CHICAGO.SUNTIMES.COM

Chicago saw one of its most violent weekends of the year with more than 60 people shot, including a 3-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl.

In all, 20 of those wounded by gunfire were 17 or younger. Three police districts that border each other on the South Side bore the brunt of the gun violence, accounting for about a third of the shootings.

In the Loop, three people were shot, one fatally. On the Southwest Side, police shot someone they said was armed with a gun. Four shootings across the city involved three or more victims.

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By early Monday, the weekend toll stood at nine people killed and 54 wounded, according to police data. It was the most violent two-day weekend in the city since the middle of July when 64 people were shot, according to Sun-Times data.

The deadliest weekend in Chicago this year was over the long Labor Day holiday when 72 people were shot….(Read more)

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